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Douglas Patrick McGee

Criminal defense Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   218 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1988
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Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
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Location

Douglas P. McGee Law Firm
2817 N. Parham Road
Suite #201
Richmond, VA, 23294

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  218 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
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Posted by Marcus | March 24, 2024
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Professional Excellent Service
Doug provides effective and excellent representation with the utmost professionalism. He is truly interested in you and your situation. He wants to know your story and is a great listener. I found Doug to not only be a great lawyer, but also a great person.
Posted by Alex | March 8, 2024
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Excellent representation and best possible outcome
I hired Doug, after being involved in a car accident and being charged with reckless driving in VA. Doug was the only attorney that I spoke to that spent time with me and explained to me over the phone the process, why I got charged and what are the next steps with detail. Even during the initial consultation, he took the time to speak to me and allowed me to ask any questions I had, without feeling rushed. He didn't try to scare me as some other attorneys/paralegals did, but explained to me what the possible outcomes could be in my case (and not just scare me about jail time). Since my case was unique, in the nature that I caused the accident when my car hydroplaned, I wanted to have a more personalized representation and not being bundled with a bunch of other cases and Doug offered that. He asked me for all the required documentation and made recommendations on things to do before the court and was in continuous communication with me and gave me feedback on the documents and information that I provided. He was able to compile everything, build my profile and present it to the court. I was honestly expecting as a best-case scenario, since I caused the accident, for the ticket to be reduced to a lesser offense, but he was able to completely dismiss it. I cannot recommend Doug highly enough and even if my case hadn't been dismissed, I would have still given him 5 stars, as my experience has been excellent throughout the process.
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Posted by Brendan | March 4, 2024
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Excellent Service
My daughter was rear-ended and then issued a ticket by the attending trooper. Doug showed up for her, as she couldn't be present in court, and got the ticket dropped. We could not be more pleased with the result. But as importantly, Doug's professionalism, and diligence in responding to us leading up to court, and after, was just outstanding. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Thomas | March 2, 2024
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CDL Reckless Driving
I'm very pleased with my decision to hire Douglas P. McGee as my lawyer. Got a reckless driving of speed 78/55 with being out of state and cdl holder. Not knowing what could happen I called so many lawyers who wouldn't get back or don't do smaller county's. He got back with me and was very helpful on what I was face with and a plan on getting it lowered and answering any questions i had. I did what he said and was lucky able to get the charge dismissed and only had to pay court cost. Super happy with the outcome and my decision on hiring McGee.
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Posted by Aaron | February 26, 2024
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Great Lawyer - Speeding ticket
I recently received a speeding ticket while driving home from a vacation with my family. Living in Charlotte, NC, I wasn't sure what options I had, but luckily, I was referred to Doug McGee. He quickly earned my trust by being: Responsive: Doug returned my call promptly and took the time to understand my situation fully. Communicative: He kept me informed throughout the process, explaining every step and answering any questions I had. Effective: Thanks to Doug's expertise, the speeding ticket was ultimately dismissed! I couldn't be happier with the outcome and highly recommend Doug McGee to anyone facing similar legal situations in Virgina. He is a professional, reliable, and truly effective lawyer.
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Posted by Mike | February 25, 2024
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Speeding Violation
As an out of state resident and wanting to help my son with his recent VA. speeding ticket we went to the web and found Mr. McGee. Upon a free consultation with Mr. McGee we chose to have him represent us in my son's case. At first, we were asked to provide what I considered to be a lot of information as well as having my son to take an 8 hour VA driving class. The case quickly came together as to how this would support a reduced violation to no violation. Mr. McGee was extremely professional and thorough while walking us through the whole process. In the end his process and incite were spot on and provided a very favorable outcome for my son. I would highly recommend Mr. McGee and his firm.
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Posted by Jake | February 18, 2024
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Highly recommend
Mr. McGee was great. He helped reduce my reckless driving charge to a nonmoving ticket defective equipment. I am from NJ and passing through VA when I was given the ticket. He explained the necessary steps I had to take to reduce the charge and was very accessible when I had questions prior to the court date. I would definetly recommend Mr. McGee.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2024
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5 Stars Aren’t Enough
I agree with the previous posters. Doug is phenomenal. I recently received my first reckless driving ticket. Doug helped me through the process and achieved a favorable outcome. He is brilliant, compassionate, and most importantly competent. Thank you for everything, Doug!
Posted by Noah | February 16, 2024
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Excellent work
I hired Doug to represent me after I received a reckless driving ticket in bowling green, va. (81 in a 55) I followed his recommended steps prior to the court date and gave him further info on the circumstances of my ticket and he was able to get me out of the court room with only a defective equipment charge!(no points) This was huge for me because I travel a lot for work and hope to stay on my employers auto insurance policy! Thank you Doug!
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Posted by Paul | February 12, 2024
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Highly Recommend!
My daughter had received a reckless driving summons in VA (97mph in a 65mph)back in October. We chose Doug to represent her as we are from out of state and definitely needed a local attorney. Doug was great throughout the entire ordeal. He kept in touch with us constantly, explained the process and provided her with resources that she was able to complete and help her own case as well. Needless to say we had a more than favorable outcome that resulted in a non-moving violation and no points. Would highly recommend Doug!
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2024
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Great attorney
I got a ticket for an illegal U-turn while traveling through VA. Despite having past infractions in VA, Doug was able to have my case dismissed in my absence. I highly recommend Doug.
Posted by Olena | January 29, 2024
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Exceeded all of my expectations
I can't be more happy! Douglas reduced my Reckless Driving charge (101 MPH) to Improper Driving thereby avoiding a misdemeanor conviction, an active jail sentence, license suspension by the court, twice the Virginia points and higher fines. This reduced ticket is in the lowest point category for Virginia tickets. I still can't believe in what he has done. Thank you Douglas!
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Posted by Peyton | January 29, 2024
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Amazing person and Lawyer
Doug is extremely kind! He helped me every step of the way in my case and made sure I did everything I was supposed to do!
Posted by J | January 26, 2024
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Better outcome than I could have hoped for
I was cited for going 86mph in a 70mph zone. Mr McGee was very helpful and professional. He represented me in court as I was unable to make the trip from NJ. He was very reassuring and was able to get the charges down to a defective equipment charge. When he called to tell me the results after court, I was so relieved! I would definitely recommend Mr. Douglas P McGee to anyone who has been cited in VA.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2024
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Amazing Ally in a Crisis
I was involved in a severe car accident in VA and was issued a citation for an unsafe lane change. I was very shaken physically and emotionally and fearful of what the legal repercussions might be. I've had a clean driving record my whole adult life and live out of state and I was almost going to just pay the citation but got the advice to look online for a local attorney to advise me. I was directed to Doug and from the start he was responsive, kind, compassionate, and informed. I retained him and followed all of his suggestions. He was very attuned to the dynamics of the local court and had a flexible strategy. I am so relieved that he successfully had the charge dismissed, thereby averting 4 demerit points, a moving violation, and a more vulnerable position should a civil case occur. I can't recommend him more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2023
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Speeding ticket
Mr. Douglas McGee was phenomenal, and he helped to reduce my speeding ticket to a nonmoving ticket defective equipment. I am from NC state and was passing through VA and got a speeding ticket. He explained each step of the process in detail and asked me to take the necessary steps to do for my ticket. He was very professional and courteous. I would recommend highly. He is the best.
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Posted by Kris | December 18, 2023
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My Guy NOW
I received a failure to move over summons in Smyth County, VA, which is considered reckless driving and penalties are understandably stiff! I won't go into the details but I am from Florida and have a clean record....STILLl! Never speed, try to do all the right things from helping senior citizens, volunteering in my community, mentoring other business owners to following all laws driving or otherwise; so I was terrified of what would happen with a possible misdemeanor, jail, loss of license and 6 points added to my license, etc. I am very happy to say, Doug was able to get the charge reduced to a 0 point infraction. I am so relieved and can continue on with my life doing the things I love freely. Just follow everything he asks you to do, he knows his community, Doug is straight forward, down to earth and will do his best to help you!
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Posted by Lindsay | December 1, 2023
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Phenomenal
Was quick in response. Easy to work with. Was honest and made it painless. Would recommend to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2023
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Reckless Driving Infraction
I hired Doug after being ticketed for Reckless Driving in the city of Roanoke. Doug did an excellent job of setting expectations, educating me on what would be required for my Defense and communicating with me regarding court scheduling and appearances. Fortunately, Doug was enable to make it such that I didn't have to appear in court, which was very advantageous due to me living in Northern Virginia. I would highly recommend Doug as he is both professional and personable.
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Posted by Phil | November 27, 2023
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The Harvey Specter of Speeding Tickets
I received a ticket for going 82/65 on i-77 in Virginia, which would have caused my NC to suspend my license for 30 days. Doug got it reduced to an improper equipment charge, which is a non-moving violation (insert slow clap here). Caught going over 80? Call Doug McGee!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Richmond
  • J.D.
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. McGee. He handled a civil traffic case for me with excellent results, getting case dismissed. He was always available and kept in communication during pendency of case. I contacted other lawyers before deciding on Mr. McGee and can tell you if you have a case in his area call him first, you will be satisfied."
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Douglas Patrick McGee
Criminal defense Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 35 years